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New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension

New here we are building the Doulton 56 with extension
VIC
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Thanks Dulie will look into them both. I just want it too last. That’s builders for you using the cheaper stuff. Knowing my ss he would have made them do it really…

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Doulton777
Apr 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Doulton777

Spoke with our SS and he's advised that the plumber core drills out the HWS drainage.... As for the downpipes, if they need realigning, they'll be done, but currently…

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Amish
Apr 22, 2018 2:47 pm

Braemar has ducted heater issue

Braemar has ducted heater issue

Hi all, I have a Braemer gas ducted heater (about 10 years). Had a service guy who came out last week to clean the ducted heater. After cleaning for an hour my ducted…

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Timtam2018
Apr 22, 2018 2:29 pm

Building with Metricon

Building with Metricon
NSW
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Of course that is what Metricon want to be used as the further away the better. However, for fixture and fittings it is 600mm at a maximum angle of 45 degrees.

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p76rangie
Apr 22, 2018 1:58 pm

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb

My KDR Metricon Hampshire - Liberty - 45 Melb
VIC
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We got stone. They had to join two pieces together.

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Renman
Apr 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Renman

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29

Coral Homes - Modified Grange 29
QLD
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Looks amazing. Not long now. It's such a lovely area to live in.

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bestspecials
Apr 22, 2018 1:42 pm
bestspecials
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chop
Apr 22, 2018 1:35 pm

Trying to decide on a builder

Trying to decide on a builder

Hello My husband and I have a sideways sloping block in Newcastle that we’re ready to build on. We’ve spoken with Tullipan and Montgomery so far but would like to…

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StaceFaz
Apr 22, 2018 1:23 pm

EcoStay building project

EcoStay building project
1, 2

Building two houses at the same time is as easy as building one....right? Well, that's our theory. Ordering materials, milling of timber, mudbrick making, hire of…

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RuffTuff
Apr 22, 2018 12:51 pm
RuffTuff

We've just recently received our building permit after three years working on our DA, BAL, engineering, waste water treatments etc etc... We're constructing two buildings.…

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RuffTuff
Apr 22, 2018 12:50 pm
RuffTuff
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ozroofworks
Apr 22, 2018 12:42 pm

Porter Davis homes

Porter Davis homes
VIC
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Hi everyone, We went out to our block yesterday to check on our progress and they have nearly completed the downstairs frame. I didn't have a spirit level with me, but I…

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lilbza
Apr 22, 2018 12:36 pm
lilbza

Has anyone used A&L Windows?

Has anyone used A&L Windows?

Hi Cheyuthie Mine were bought within buider’s contract in 2015. 3 panel doors. 1 of these is fixed. Builder has 20-30% markup I’m guessing, so even if I dug out…

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Gaudi
Apr 22, 2018 12:25 pm

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate

Our First Home - Building with Valeco in Brookhaven Estate
QLD
1 ... 6, 7, 8

breebarter omgoshhhhh!!!!! you are absolutely flying along!!!! in a week's time you will probably overtake us lol. Looks like they are doing an awesome job! looks very…

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gr8ly
Apr 22, 2018 11:21 am
gr8ly

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th

Coral Homes / Avoca 23 / START DATE: April 11th
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Im sure youll have enough room for some plants! It sux we have such small blocks nowadays, hey? I wish i could afford a quarter acre in an urban area! Ohhhh i hear ya! I…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 22, 2018 11:13 am
Dylandbrooke
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Drew01
Apr 22, 2018 11:06 am
Drew01

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.

Building an Aegean230 with Mainvue.
VIC
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I don’t believe they did. I haven’t seen any other builds with the underlay. Is that standard or an upgrade to have the cement sheet under the tiles?

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firsttime_homies1401
Apr 22, 2018 11:02 am
firsttime_homies1401

Bricks have started - about half the ground floor was done this week. Mostly the wall closest to next door which I think our SS coordinated so we wouldn’t be in their…

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Jenifermarie
Apr 22, 2018 10:57 am

Timber screen fixings

Timber screen fixings

Thanks Tim65, that was my expectation, I was concerned that rafter to post was meant to allow movement

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greggles
Apr 22, 2018 9:21 am

We are only about 4 weeks away! Can’t wait to be in.

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cinda84
Apr 22, 2018 9:13 am

location of gas pipe

location of gas pipe

We are adding a second story to a 20 year old brick house, where the staircase is going we are cutting a hole in the wall to add a pantry/storage. My question is, we have…

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kellyp
Apr 22, 2018 8:54 am
AJW
AJW
6 h

Pull out sideways shoe racks

Pull out sideways shoe racks

That is of course an option but so is asking on sites like this if anyone knows of places where they can be brought. Main point of this board isn’t it? Ps I built the…

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AJW
Apr 22, 2018 8:33 am

Bearers and Piers

Bearers and Piers

No ant caps ? Code requires a min M10 threaded rod into concrete pier to bearer AS 1684 Absolutely shocking standard of work

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Tim65
Apr 22, 2018 7:12 am
Tim65

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)

Manhattan 23 - Coral Homes (Week 7: Gutters, Fascia, Roof)
QLD
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Sorry its slow, Steph 😣 BUT your tiling looks awesome! That brickbond is 🙌 - also love your shower niche! Wishing we did that with ours now.... our one will fit my…

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Dylandbrooke
Apr 22, 2018 6:46 am
Dylandbrooke
mrsdoe
mrsdoe
13 h

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA

My first build - Celebration Homes - Brightwood Baldivis WA
WA
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Look how productive you’ve been Dave, the gardens both front and back are looking great. We’ve done part of our front landscaping (limestone retaining, garden edging,…

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mrsdoe
Apr 22, 2018 1:54 am
mrsdoe
Dani_J
Dani_J
18 h

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install

Our First Dream Home Wk 13 Stone Measure&Hopefully Install
QLD
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Gosh tiles are just the hardest to get right IMO. There are so many options out there and as much as I love trawling Pinterest myself and looking at display homes, it can…

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Dani_J
Apr 21, 2018 8:53 pm

Our Acacia Home

Our Acacia Home
NSW
1 ... 36, 37, 38

That’s ridiculous... I’m so sorry for you ☹️ - B A vue of the pines on the Gold Coast forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=87210

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Bridgetwitch
Apr 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Bridgetwitch

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?

Anyone bulding with Lily Homes?
NSW

Hi Rushil just wanted to know your experience with lily home

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sonia329
Apr 21, 2018 6:57 pm

Building with Wisdom Homes

Building with Wisdom Homes
NSW
1 ... 525, 526, 527

All these fabulous looking houses being finished and great updates from current builds gives me a huge amount of confidence for my own when it starts.

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Manhattan52
Apr 21, 2018 6:54 pm

Rear Extension - Value to Home (Garden Concerns)

Rear Extension - Value to Home (Garden Concerns)

I undertook the project as an owner builder. Those civil engineering structural issues and stormwater issues have been prepared for prior to the project and has been…

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lonelydove
Apr 21, 2018 6:14 pm
aphsta
aphsta
21 h

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home

Allworth Avalon / Sonata Our Dream Home
NSW
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Went past the house today and all the timber for the roof and all of the tiles have been delivered!

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aphsta
Apr 21, 2018 6:08 pm

Bathroom Floor Tile Replacement and Waterproofing

Bathroom Floor Tile Replacement and Waterproofing

We are having the same issue with the shower base of one of our showers. Our independent inspector picked up that the tiling was uneven. They agreed to get the tiler back…

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lolly72
Apr 21, 2018 5:56 pm
meowys
meowys
22 h

Possible legal action?

Possible legal action?

Thanks :) Yes, given our mobile phones have high internal storage and better camera technology, no harm to take as many photos for reference.

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meowys
Apr 21, 2018 5:25 pm
Renman
Renman
22 h

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW

Metricon Liberty 45 in Ryde NSW
NSW
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Make sure you put every little thing on the PCI list, otherwise they won't want to address them before handover.

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Renman
Apr 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Renman

Hello All, We are planning to knockdown and rebuild a new home for us. Please see our floor plan so far. Love to hear your input and suggested changes. Thank…

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tajil
Apr 21, 2018 4:16 pm
shazaw
shazaw
23 h

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828

Sekisui | Burbank - Cedarwood1828
NSW
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LOL My stress relief just thinking of landscaping and buying more plants . ::lol:: Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Apr 21, 2018 3:38 pm
chiggles
chiggles
Yesterday

Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Land - controlled or uncontrolled fill

Thanks Nabeelc, that's a great idea, and low risk as if it doesn't work out then no harm done. Do you have a thread for your build?

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chiggles
Apr 21, 2018 2:00 pm

First time owner builder

First time owner builder
1, 2

Hi Henry, all getting close, have had hold ups with a few things. I'm having power to the house removed on the 14th next month and a temp meter box installed on the new…

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Searching4 knowledge
Apr 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Searching4 knowledge

Argh!! Plants!! Why is it so hard to decide?? So we are FINALLY doing our front landscaping. (We actually don’t have that much to do but this whole plant decision is…

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PolkaDots
Apr 21, 2018 10:51 am
J278
J278
Yesterday

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA

Bedfordale - New Build - Perth WA
WA
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Looking good. Love your ceilings!

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J278
Apr 21, 2018 10:45 am
J278

Just picked up our painting from the framers - to go in the hallway - been rolled up under the bed for 5 years waiting for its new home! Hopefully keys by 10th May…

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dillongl
Apr 21, 2018 10:17 am
dillongl

Hi Guys, Looking at building the buxton with a few modifications as below. Anybody see any major flaws/modifications/suggestions to make? Thanks!

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Ratty05
Apr 21, 2018 9:49 am
Beljeff
Beljeff
Yesterday

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0

Masterton Homes - The next thread 4.0
NSW
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Hi, there’s a FB group that has 47 members to talk about experiences and ideas. https://m.facebook.com/groups/394147827666800

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Beljeff
Apr 21, 2018 9:46 am
Beljeff
Beljeff
Yesterday

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive

Building with Masterton - Harmony Exclusive
NSW

Hi, I’ve started a FB Group called “building with Masterton” I think there’s a couple of people building harmony. We have 47 members. To share expeirences.

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Beljeff
Apr 21, 2018 9:41 am
SDP
SDP
Yesterday

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD

Seville 30 - Plantation Homes QLD
QLD
1, 2, 3

Hi ash No still waiting on completion date. Almost done but supervisor won’t commit to a date until shower screens are in and Stegbar keep delaying We are putting…

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SDP
Apr 21, 2018 9:16 am
Binderella
Binderella
Yesterday

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304

GJ Gardner Kingaroy 304
NSW
1, 2

Yes I hope they do too! Our completion date is now 5/11 (from 22/9)

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Binderella
Apr 21, 2018 7:57 am


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